After more than two years of waiting, the Hudson Valley Honor Flight is taking off again as a way of saying “thank you” to the region’s veterans and to transport heroes like 96-year-old World War II veteran Eddie Mindlin to the nation’s capital.
“It’s an honor,” Mindlin said before the flight. “I’ve been to Washington, D.C., but there’s a lot of things that’s changed since I was there.”
Honor Flight’s Hudson Valley chapter started in 2012. The nonprofit’s mission is to take veterans to see the memorials dedicated to them in Washington.
So far, more than 1,800 Hudson Valley veterans have made the trip. The most recent trip, Mission 25, began with an electric atmosphere that felt like a welcome back party.
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